Tag Research

Forget ‘needle in a haystack.’ Try finding an invasive species in a lake.

December 4, 2018

A new study may explain why the tiny and invasive spiny water flea passed undetected in Lake Mendota, one of the most-studied lakes in the world, for a decade.

Reaching for the stars: 50 years of space astronomy

December 4, 2018

In December 1968, the world’s first autonomous space-based astronomical observatory carried seven telescopes from UW–Madison, designed and built by a plucky band of scientists in an unassuming warehouse on South Park Street.

Where the ocean meets the sky, chemists look for clues to our climate

November 29, 2018

Chemists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are studying how our past, present and future climates are affected by a complex aerosol made up of seawater, air and bits of organic matter from the organisms that call the ocean home.

NOAA listening session to focus on weather research, forecasting improvements

November 21, 2018

“It’s an honor to have NOAA leadership visiting campus,” says Associate Vice Chancellor Steve Ackerman. “It acknowledges our history and expertise in this area of science and recognizes that we have important contributions to make."

Could yesterday’s Earth contain clues for making tomorrow’s medicines?

November 19, 2018

UW-Madison researchers have described initial steps toward achieving chemistries that encode information in a variety of conditions that might mimic the environment of prehistoric Earth.

UW–Madison physics professor receives Moore Inventor Fellowship

November 15, 2018

Victor Brar is making new light sources the old-fashioned way, developing one to fill a niche where lasers are too expensive and LEDs inefficient.

After 20 years, stem cells mean business in Wisconsin

November 15, 2018

At least 10 Wisconsin businesses fundamentally depend, in one way or another, on pluripotent stem cells. In our continuing series, we profile each of these companies, spun off from UW–Madison research.

UW-Madison students make discoveries, explore Italy in archaeological expedition

November 6, 2018

Two seniors traveled to the ancient city of Agrigento on the south coast of Sicily this past summer, to develop a more accurate historical timeline.

Randolph Ashton named SCRMC associate director

November 6, 2018

Ashton, a leading UW–Madison stem cell scientist whose lab develops novel tissue engineering methods to derive brain and spinal cord tissues from human pluripotent stem cells, will assume a leadership position with the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center.